The Spice Girls have (yet again) decided to revive the group next year to celebrate their 20th anniversary as one of the top-selling girl groups of all time. A lot of my friends who jammed out to their CDs in 5th grade are freaking out on social media while that's all fine and dandy, I was never a big fan of the group myself.
However, the news has definitely got me thinking about other things I loved from the 90s that deserve their very own comebacks. Let me know if you're on board with me.
What Would U Do?
Back in the day, there was a glorious Nickelodeon show where former 'Double Dare' host Marc Summers got contestants from the audience to do all sorts of weird stuff. Sometimes, they'd win cool prizes, but most of the time, they'd get sent to the pie pod - essentially a giant chair where a bunch of pies (read: styrofoam plates full of whipped cream) slapped you in the face. This was the best thing ever.
Janeane Garofalo's acting career
Granted, she's still got a career, but the fact that she's not nearly as prevalent as she used to be absolutely kills me. She was in ALL the good 90s movies - "Now And Then", "Romy & Michele's High School Reunion", "Reality Bites". Even her cameo as the serving wench in "Cable Guy" was the most quotable thing ever.
Finding zines in your pants
When I was in middle school, Mudd Jeans were by far the coolest pants around. Not only were they super flared, but every pair came with a small pop culture magazine tucked into the back pocket. How did that trend not catch on?! Okay, so the magazine content itself was kind of basic, but come on, free gifts never hurt!
A general lack of FOMO
Back before smart phones and social media, there was no real way of knowing that everyone was having more fun than you - even if that was still a relevant and harsh reality. FOMO - aka the 'fear of missing out' - was only ever really a concept when they were airing the last episode of 'Friends'. EVERYONE watched the last episode of 'Friends'.
If any 90s group needs to be making a comeback, it's definitely the Fugees. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef, and Pras were and are ridiculously talented, and even today, "Ready Or Not" is such a solid R&B track. COME BACK TO US.